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Georgie Hilby grabs a rebound away from a pair of defenders during a recent home game.

The West Delaware girls basketball team dropped a 73-25 home game to Center Point-Urbana Dec. 7.

CPU jumped out to a 24-2 lead after the first quarter and led 42-8 at halftime.

West Delaware head coach, Rod Conrad, said his team had difficulty handling the full-court pressure from CPU. “They have some seniors who are pretty solid. Their pressure got to us. They made us feel uncomfortable out there.”

West Delaware committed 23 turnovers in the game.

Conrad believes his team will learn from the game. “We will see that kind of pressure again. I told the kids that I thought moving forward, this game will help us. In the second half, we moved the ball better and settled down some. That was encouraging.”

Statistical leaders for the Hawks were: points — Ella Koloc six, Macey Kleitsch four, Leah Wegmann, Allison Collier and Hailey Hellman three, Sydney Morris, Kayla Felton and Georgie Hilby two; rebounds — Collier four, Hilby three, Eva Winn, Morris and Koloc two, Kinley Kolbet, Erin Hellman, Kleitsch and Wegmann one; assists — Kleitsch two, Mia Peyton and Wegmann one; steals — Morris and Wegmann two, Kleitsch, Koloc, Hailey Hellman and Hilby one.